Subsea Masters licenses patented riser cleaning containment system to US based Mako Oilfield Services

Subsea Masters licenses patented riser cleaning containment system to US based Mako Oilfield Services

Subsea Masters have developed in-house a unique system of waste containment during the cleaning of marine riser joints.

The system allows the waste water product containing rust, debris, drilling mud deposits and other contaminants to be channelled effectively into a single containment chamber.

Subsea Masters Technical Director Don Bashford commented “Due to the Industry downturn, budgets for marine riser maintenance have been under pressure and in many cases riser joints have been stored without cleaning and / or preservation. Marine Riser is an extremely valuable and safety critical asset and historically has not been looked after well, especially when stacked and left open to the elements. We wanted to develop a solution that guaranteed optimum results using our recommended UHP systems but enabled an environmentally focused on-rig solution”.

Subsea Masters have been in discussion with potential licensees to use the patented riser cleaning containment system and have agreed to partner with Mako Oilfield Services to exploit the opportunities that exist in the North American market.

Craig Milne, Subsea Masters Managing Director said “we wanted to identify the right partner in the US and have been talking to the principals of Mako for some time. Mako was founded by the former TIC owners that sold to Proserv in 2012, so their oilfield pedigree was clear and they have been building an extensive service business under the Mako banner, which we felt was a good fit with our riser maintenance solutions”.

Under the agreement, Subsea Masters will supply the patented riser containment systems for use by Mako during their riser maintenance projects and provide site training and ongoing support.